Welcome to The Heart Pyre

The Heart Pyre is an interactive fantasy audio drama, which means that after each episode listeners can vote between three paths on which the story could continue. Season one has finished releasing and is now available to listen in its entirety on your favourite platform! Season two should start during the second half of 2023.

The Heart Pyre won one of the “Best New Story-Based Productions” awards in the 2022 AudioVerse Awards. Thank you all for voting for the show!!

When sixteen-year-old Rena comes home to find her home town burning and everyone and everything she ever loved gone in an instant. She meets Rodrick, an old court artificer now wandering the lands, for whom the news of an entire town burning down and the local authorities barely acknowledging it is nothing new. Along the way they team up with other companions, who each hold their own grudges, to figure out who is responsible for these fires, how deep the corruption of the Royal Council runs and why there are whispers about the old Gods again.

Season 1 now also available as a book!!

Season one has been greatly edited and turned into a book, with a new first chapter and about 10’000 words more than the audio drama season. If you like the show, consider getting yourself a copy of the book to see how the decisions the listeners took have been developed into a finer story. Any funds received from booksales also directly help the production of any further seasons!

A Searing Faith is available as ebook and paperback from most stores. Find more information and any pertinant links here.

Most Recent Episode

Bonus – Logan's perfectly safe, not at all terrible adventure – 2 The Heart Pyre

This is the second episode in a little bonus story following Logan a few years prior to the events of season one. It is part of a game I ran on tumblr and twitter, in which I posted a scene each day, and people got to vote on which action Logan will take. Content Warning: mentions of death, decomposition, burial, plant tendrils burying into skin. If you need any specific warnings, please send me an email or contact me on social media. I will be at the Luxcon convention in Dudelange, Luxembourg on the 15th and 16th of April, and I will be hosting a few panels with other audio drama creators (announcements on who the guests are should be released in the coming weeks), so if you are from Luxembourg or close by, please come join us! Subscribe to the podcast on social media to stay up to date on when season 2 will release and when season 1 will be published as a book. Intro music: Lonely Dusty Trail by Jon PresstoneLogo Design: Mars LauderbaughSupport the show

First Episode

Episode 1 – All was lost The Heart Pyre

Our story begins. Rena returns home to a tragedy.By the end of the episode three choices will be presented to you. Vote on twitter, facebook or on the website for whichever path you want the story to continue on.Vote on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/theheartpyre/status/1475538978363293701Vote on the WEBSITE: https://theheartpyre.com/2021/12/27/s1e1-all-was-lost/Intro music: Lonely Dusty Trail by Jon PresstoneSupport the show

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